Research Assistant (Full time 1.0 FTE), School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 145-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for an exciting opportunity as a Research assistant to join a review team based in the School of Nursing & Midwifery in NUI Galway, conducting a Cochrane Priority qualitative evidence synthesis review.  

This full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed term position is available from the 9th of August 2021 until the 8th of July 2022.

Job Description:

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic creates an unprecedented burden worldwide. Research into vaccine-induced immunity is ongoing with a focus on phase 2 & 3 vaccine trials and their potential impact for large-scale immunity of the entire European population.


VACCELERATE is a pan -European project that aims to connect all European stakeholders involved in vaccine development to provide a pan-European platform for clinical trial design and conduct. Part of this project involves a qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) exploring the barriers and facilitators that guide decision-making among potential trial participants around recruitment to vaccine trials in a pandemic or epidemic. 

 

The specific role of this Research Assistant position is to support the review team in the design, conduct and report of a prioritised Cochrane qualitative evidence synthesis to identify the factors that impact on recruitment to vaccine trials during a pandemic or epidemic. He/she will be based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway. The successful applicant will need excellent project management skills and a knowledge of evidence synthesis methodology. He/she will be highly motivated, passionate about high quality synthesis research, with strong attention to detail and quality.

Duties/Key aspects of the role include:

The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the review project. In addition to the practical research aspects of the role, such as screening, critical appraisal, data extraction, synthesis etc., the successful candidate will also have a substantial role in the review conduct, and reporting.  The successful candidate will work with the core reviewers and the wider team to ensure the project's objectives and deliverables are met. The successful applicant will need excellent project management skills and a knowledge of evidence synthesis methodology. He/she will be highly motivated, passionate about high quality synthesis research, self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality.

 

Central to the role will be responsibility for the project's operational management, ensuring compliance with timelines, milestones, and process. The successful candidate will act as the main line of communication between the review team responsible for progress reporting (resources, budget and timelines), providing input on study-related documents (e.g. reports etc.), and the set-up and maintenance of study files. The successful applicant will have excellent research and project management skills and will need to engage and communicate successfully with a team of reviewers.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc, or equivalent, in health or education-related field.
  • Significant experience in leading design, conduct, analysis and reporting of qualitative research.
  • Evidence of ability to meet project requirements and experience in working on evidence synthesis reviews.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to include peer-review publications.
  • Excellent (at least intermediate) knowledge of MS Office and QSR NVivo (R1) software.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of involvement in Cochrane systematic reviews
  • Experience in using GRADE CERQual to assess confidence in review findings

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €26,609.00 to €34,930.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from the 9th of August, 2021.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Catherine Houghton Catherine.houghton@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: Dr Catherine Houghton Catherine.houghton@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 145-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday 29th July 2021

Interviews are planned to be held on the 6th of August 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed.

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

                        All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency-based recruitment.

Closing Date: Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Application: Research Assistant, School of Nursing & Midwifery (NUIG RES 145-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Numerical modelling of NOx formation in gas turbine combustors College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway Ref. No. NUIG RES 125-21

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 11-month fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher to be based in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Siemens Energy through the €3.3M Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) spoke in the MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and marine, http://www.marei.ie/) and is available from 1 September 2021.

MaREI has over 200 researchers working across 10 academic institutions collaborating with over 45 industry partners to tackle the scientific, technical, and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors. NUI Galway leads the SEFE spoke at MaREI, which aims to support Ireland’s and Europe’s transition to sustainable and renewable energy through the development of new processes, technologies, and markets. Siemens is a recognised global leader in clean energy technology. Siemens Energy gas turbine engineers in Canada will work closely with the successful candidate. The successful candidate will develop a numerical method to predict NOx emissions from gas turbine combustors using CFD simulations, chemical reactor networks (CRNs) and uncertainty quantification (UQ). This work will build on existing efforts (see Ref 1, Ref 2, Ref 3) to use detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to predict NO and NO2 emissions and formation pathways in gas turbines. The successful candidate will be primarily based with Dr Rory Monaghan’s research group at NUI Galway, with frequent interactions with Siemens Energy and other international academic partners.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct the following activities that are central to the project:

  • Comparison of detailed kinetic mechanisms and reduced/optimised kinetic mechanisms for up to five C1–C5 mixtures at engine-relevant conditions.
  • Further development of Python-based CRN models and UQ methods for benchmark combustion systems.
  • Simulation of NOx emission using hybrid CFD-CRN approach
  • NOx pathway study for premixed turbulent jet flames, and jet in crossflow like systems, in which secondary fuel-air jets are injected into a hot exhaust gas flow produced in a first stage.
  • Final report on the toolchain.

Duties:

In addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:

  • Be primarily responsible for project management and communications with project partners.
  • Prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, and international conferences.
  • Assist in the operation of the research group by assisting in the following: (i) PhD student supervision, (ii) day-to-day management, and (iii) writing research funding applications.
  • Develop their teaching skills by contributing to lectures and undergraduate project supervision.
  • with high degrees of independence and dedication to ensure the successful completion of the work.

     

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential Requirements:
  • Hold a PhD degree in Engineering.
  • Have a strong publication record as a senior author in peer-reviewed journal papers.
  • Have demonstrable experience with chemical kinetic modelling using software such as Cantera, Chemkin, OpenSMOKE, etc.
  • Have demonstrable experience with the Python coding language.
  • Have experience of advanced use of CFD software, including large eddy simulations, user-defined functions, high-performance computing, turbulence-chemistry interactions, open-source and/or in-house software.
  • Have excellent written and spoken English communication skills.

     

    Desirable Requirements:
  • Have experience in writing research funding applications.
  • Have experience in helping to supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects.

Salary: €38,632.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contract (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from the 1st of September 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the research partners is available at the links given above. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rory Monaghan at NUI Galway (rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie). 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Rory Monaghan (rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG RES 125-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pmThursday 1st July 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 01 Jul 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Engineering (NUIG RES 125-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory, School of Chemistry, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 133-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862413 and is available from September 2021 to April 2023.

 

Job Description:

This 2-year post covers a variety of activities in the funded PAT4Nano project.  The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Alan Ryder to support the work plan approved in PAT4Nano in terms of management and technical expertise in Raman spectroscopy instrumentation.  The candidate will be in charge of the technical work, consisting of developing Raman and multi-PAT systems for the online analysis of nanosuspensions.  Furthermore, the candidate will supervise the work of students in complementary areas of research (e.g. using assembled instrumentation to study relevant processes).  The candidate will support the reporting and management of the project and will engage with the dissemination activities at the different regions of the consortium.

 

Duties:

  • Undertake research as directed by the PI with the goal of developing the Raman based and multi-PAT measurement methodologies for the PAT4Nano project.
  • Help develop and refine the Raman and multi–PAT instrumentation and optical sampling systems required for the project.
  • Help manage and maintain NBL instrumentation and experimental facilities required for the PAT4Nano project.
  • Work as part of a team to pursue and develop the research and commercialisation strategy for PAT4Nano outputs.  Assemble, calibrate, validate, and refine several prototype Raman and multi-PAT systems for the online measurement of nanosuspensions.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of other NBL personnel and students involved in PAT4Nano related research with respect to relevant analytical and experimental techniques.
  • Support the PI on liaising with consortium partners and reporting to the EU Project Officer which includes meeting organisation, preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports.
  • Monitor the WP deliverables, milestones, periodic reports, and schedule, with respect to NUIG’s contribution to PAT4Nano technical activities.
  • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to PAT4Nano as required by the PI for the successful delivery of the project.
  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policies.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, books, etc.
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the PAT4Nano project as directed by the PI.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics, Optical Engineering, Chemistry, or an equivalent discipline
  • Demonstrable track record in a research and development environment; candidates with experience working with or in industry (photonics or analytical science domains) are particularly welcome.
  • A strong background in photonics instrumentation (e.g., Raman, spectroscopy) and proven expertise in assembling instrumentation.
  • Excellent communication (in English) and organizational skills
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about developing new analytical methods.
  • Have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Candidates with experience working with, or in industry (photonics or analytical science domains) are particularly welcome.
  • Use of Raman spectroscopy and in particular for materials analysis.
  • Specialized experience with PAT software, MATLAB, or computer programming.
  • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage.
  • Mobility in EU countries to attend meetings and seminars.
  • Experience in EU project management.

 

Salary: €38,632 to €43,410 per annum, pro rata for short and part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2021.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NBL) is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale and PAT4Nano from www.pat4nano.com

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Alan Ryder at: alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent to Professor Alan Ryder, via e-mail only (in word or PDF only) to: alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 133-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 30th July 2021.

 

Expected interview date is 13th August 2021 and will be held remotely due to the present Covid-19 restrictions.

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

 

                                               

 

 

                           

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Jul 2021

Application: NUIG RES 133-21 Postdoctoral Researcher - Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory

Research Associate – Passive Prediction Commercialisation Project, Unit of Natural Language Processing, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 141-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 1-Year fixed-term position as a Research Associate with the Unit for Natural Language Processing at the Data Science Institute, National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is available in the context of the Enterprise Ireland funded Commercialisation project Passive Prediction and is available from 1st September 2021 for one year.

The position will be based in the Data Science Institute (DSI), a dedicated research institute of NUI Galway that hosts the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. Researchers at DSI study how technologies and methodologies at the convergence of Computer Science, Web Science and Artificial Intelligence can support the data-driven processes of people, society and the environment.

 

Project Description:

The Passive Prediction project is focusing on leveraging natural language processing and psychology expertise to identify mental health disorders early in a corporate setting. Following feature extraction steps, deep learning algorithms will be deployed to detect associations between linguistic patterns present in the user’s written text.

Passive Prediction will provide personalised early risk prediction models based on the multidimensional measurement of psychological distress. This will enable new state-of-the-art privacy-aware mental health diagnostics for mental health prediction, incorporating data analytics and advanced AI technologies. Due to the sensitivity of personal data, federated learning will be implemented to address critical issues such as data privacy, data security, data access rights and access to heterogeneous data. Deployed approaches within the project will be validated by following the expertise of professional practitioners, while their feedback will be incorporated by identifying implicit behaviour and language patterns of individuals.

 

Job Description:

  • Designing, implementing and deploying high quality, efficient, testable software
  • Working with industry partners on testing of developed methods and algorithms
  • Owning the technical implementation of the product from design documents, reviews right through to acceptance testing and deployment.
  • Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Following development best practices, including CI/CD, unit testing and code quality and security practices.
  • Keeping up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area
  • Collaborating with colleagues on areas of shared research interest, product management, and other frontend engineers to deliver innovative designs
  • You are interested in working in an early stage start-up. You will attend accelerators, talk directly to customers

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related disciplines 
  • 4+ years of experience in building and shipping software products.
  • Excellent programming skills in Python
  • Experience in designing & developing REST API’s
  • Experience in docker build and compose
  • Expertise in using source control systems like GitHub and GitLab
  • Solid understanding of distributed systems and deployed services in AWS
  • Experience with big-data processing, data storage and pipelines.
  • You enjoy working within a multidisciplinary team and can take initiative to drive projects
  • You have a product mindset
  • You are proactive, self-driven, and possessing a growth mindset

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in developing and/or deploying machine learning solutions
  • Experience in using deep learning platforms such as Tensorflow, PyTorch
  • Experience or interest in learning natural language processing, conversational agents or clinical detection
  • Experience in building digital health products
  • Experience or interest in psychology and mental health

 

Salary: €45,942 to €50,029 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from September 1st, 2021.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development support for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia. Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, CV, the contact details of three referees and GitHub or Projects repository via e-mail (in 1 PDF file only) to Dr Mihael Arcan at mihael.arcan@insight-centre.org

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 141-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm July 26th 2021

Interviews are planned to be held on July 30th 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews will take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

 

Closing Date: Monday, 26 Jul 2021

Application: NUIG RES-141-21 Research Associate–Passive Prediction Commercialisation Project

Clinical Research Nurse /Research Associate HRB Clinical Research Facility College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences NUIG RES-142-21

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time position as a Clinical Research Nurse/Research Associate with the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately for 3 months initially, with scope to extend depending on project success and funding acquisition.

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently happening in Ireland. Medical doctors and nurses will work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The Centre aims to provide patients with the latest advances in areas such as Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Critical care, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Renal Disease

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support clinical research activities in the area of Critical care.

The Clinical Research Nurse will work under the direction of Professor John Laffey, Consultant, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Galway University Hospital, the senior research critical care nurse with a professional reporting line to the Clinical operations Manager of the HRB Clinical Research Facility.

Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of patients being recruited into clinical trials in the field of critical care research. The individual will be expected to work under the direction of the PI and senior research critical nurse on areas such as contribution to individual research projects, engage in nurse led research, audit and education, contribute to papers that arise from the studies undertaken, and attend relevant national and international meetings. The Research Nurse will support the on-going development of the critical care research team and the CRFG.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as key member of the critical care research team to coordinate the services provided to meet the needs of the patients being recruited into critical care clinical research studies.
  • Assess potential study participants for study eligibility in collaboration with the study PI and coordinate relevant procedures for clinical research participation.
  • Ensure research studies are conducted in line with GCP, Study protocol’s and local standard operating procedures
  • Participate in the education process of study participants about their disease, research participation requirements, gold standard treatment options and outcomes
  • Be responsible for co-ordinating patient treatment plan and follow up schedules for clinical research participants.
  • Maintain CRF clinical research study documentation including site files, case report forms, monitoring arrangements, data correction etc.
  • Ensure prompt management of all study related correspondence.
  • Prepare any studies undertaken within the CRF for Internal / Sponsor / Irish Medicine Board audits as required.

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Holds a recognised University master’s degree in a relevant area (Science, allied, biomedical life science, nursing or similar)
  • Current registration with An Bord Altranais.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years working as a qualified nurse.
  • Have experience of critical care trials research and familiarity with the ICU clinical environment.
  • Have a minimum of 6 months experience working in a clinical research environment and must have an excellent understanding of the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research.

Desirable:

  • Experience of coordination and management of a research project.
  • Experience of working in an Irish hospital is an advantage.
  • Hold an up-to-date certificate in GCP and have an excellent working knowledge of GCP.
  • Proven track record in Information Technology and data base management including Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) usage

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

Salary: €38,631-€50,031 pro rata per annum

Start date: Position is available immediately.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about HRB Clinical Research Facility is available at www.crfg.ie

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 142-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Monday, 26th July 2021

A panel may be formed for future posts.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Monday, 26 Jul 2021

Application: Clinical Research Nurse /Research Associate (NUIG RES 142-21)

Research Assistant - Knowledge graphs for Intent Classification, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 143-21)

We invite applications for a full-time research assistant position at the Data Science Institute of the National University of Ireland Galway, in the context of an industry funded project on using knowledge graphs for intent classification.

The Data Science Institute (DSI) [1] of the National University of Ireland Galway [2] hosts the Insight Centre for Data Analytics [3], a collaboration between several universities in Ireland and one of the biggest dedicated research centres in data science and data analytics in Europe. The positions will be associated with the Unit for Natural Language Processing at DSI for fixed period of 12 months with the possibility of extension, depending on the successful acquisition of project funding.

[1] https://dsi.nuigalway.ie/

[2] http://www.nuigalway.ie

[3] https://www.insight-centre.org

Job Description and Duties:

Main responsibilities for the research assistant position include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing approaches for knowledge graph generation from text, incorporating domain-specific KGs for classification approaches and exploiting multilingual aspects of KGs.
  • Assisting on experiments for understanding KGs, intent classification and sequence-to-sequence models for applications in NLP.
  • Performing a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Presenting information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.  The Research Assistant will make use of standard research techniques and methods.
  • Conducting literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI, including preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the PI/project leader.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates for this position should have an MSc or equivalent in a relevant field of study with an emphasis on areas such as machine learning or natural language processing. The candidate should have good programming skills in python (preferably experience with pytorch). The position is for a fixed period of 12 months with the possibility of extension, depending on the successful acquisition of project funding.

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Natural Language Processing or Computer Science
  • Experience with natural language processing or related technologies
  • Understanding of experimental design and scientific methodologies
  • Good programming skills and evidence of previously completed software projects

Desirable Requirements:

  • Programming experience with deep learning in Python
  • Experience in Knowledge Graphs Creation

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €26,609.00 to €35,922.00 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

Start date: Position is available from the 1st September 2021.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about DSI is available at https://dsi.nuigalway.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Mihael Arcan (mihael.arcan@insight-centre.org)

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to Dr Mihael Arcan (mihael.arcan@insight-centre.org).

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 143-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm 30h July 2021.

Interviews are planned to be held on the second week of August 2021.

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed.

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Jul 2021

Application: Research Assistant - Knowledge graphs for Intent Classification(NUIG RES 143-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Computational and Experimental Biomechanics of Bone Fragility in Type-2 Diabetes. Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), NUI Galway NUIG RES 144-21

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position Computational and Experimental Biomechanics of Bone Fragility in Type-2 Diabetes at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway. This position is funded through a European Starter Grant, under the supervision of Dr. Ted Vaughan (Google Scholar) and is available from 1st October 2021 to the 31st March 2023.

Job Description: The onset of Type-2 Diabetes is associated with increased bone fracture risk, despite the fact that bone volume is not reduced. This implies that T2 Diabetes impairs bone quality, whereby the intrinsic properties of the bone matrix itself are altered. It is widely believed that non-enzymatic glycation of proteins in the organic matrix underlie the pathogenesis of diabetic skeletal fragility. However, due to the complex nature of bone fracture events, there is a distinct lack of understanding of how altered protein mechanics impair functional properties in T2 diabetic bone disease. This project will develop a novel multiscale mechanics framework using state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques to elucidate the physical mechanisms responsible for bone fragility. A series of novel testing strategies will be used at organ-, tissue- and nano-scales to characterise fracture behaviour of human Type-2 diabetic bone tissue. In parallel, computational models will be developed to predict damage-based fracture mechanisms at tissue- and organ-levels. This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. The new 14,000m2 Engineering building houses state-of-the-art Biomedical Engineering facilities, biomechanical testing laboratories, micro-CT scanning and research space.
Duties:
• Carry out detailed biomechanical characterization of bone tissue at multiple length scales
• Carry out detailed material-level characterization of bone tissue using techniques such as micro-CT, SEM and Raman spectroscopy.
• Carry out finite element modelling of the biomechanics of bone fragility.
• Publish data in high impact factor journals and/or protect new intellectual property.
• Provide mentorship to PhD students within the research group.
• Be responsible for project-related management and preparation of project reports.
• Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings
Qualifications/Skills required.
Essential Requirements:
• Applicants must have a primary degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely-related discipline.
• Applicants must have first author publications in leading journals in the field of experimental and computational biomechanics.
• Applicants must have a strong background in computational modelling of medical devices and/or biomechanics.
• Applicants must have experience of a wide-range of material/tissue characterization and analysis techniques (e.g. SEM, micro-CT, biochemical analysis, Raman spectroscopy.).
• Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Desirable Requirements:
• Experience in engineering programming languages (e.g. Fortran, C, Matlab, Python).
• Experience in continuum damage mechanics and its implementation in finite element modelling software

Salary: €39,186 - €48,626 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2021

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 144-21 in subject line of e-mail application.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), on Monday 9th August 2021.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment. National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.
Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

Closing Date: Monday, 09 Aug 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (NUIG RES 144-21 )

Research Associate in Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs Data Science Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES-147-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate with the Unit for Natural Language Processing at the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Project Background: This position is available in the context of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics (https://www.insight-centre.org/) from 1st October 2021, as part of ongoing industry collaborations on the extraction and use of enterprise knowledge graphs.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MSc in computer science with relevant research experience in Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with industry partners on developing novel methods and algorithms for Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs to perform downstream tasks such as classification.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of scientific results through publication in high impact venues and presentation at relevant events.
  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the PI.
  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of Insight and DSI.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project (this may include managing a small research team/co-ordinating other researcher activity).
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques in the specific research area.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices, and procedures in regard of Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI.
  • Assess research findings for further investigations / commercial exploitation.
  • Attend and network at relevant conferences and meetings hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in computer science,
  • 4+ years’ experience in Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs,
  • 4+ years’ experience with Knowledge Graph creation,
  • 4+ years’ experience in combining experimental data with Knowledge Graphs to perform downstream tasks such as classification,
  • Excellent programming skills in Python,
  • Experience in using deep learning platforms such as Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch,

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with data set creation,
  • Track record in publishing and presenting scientific results in high impact conferences.

Salary: €38,631 to €44,659 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2021.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to Paul Buitelaar (paul.buitelaar@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG RES-147-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 6th August 2021 

 Interviews are planned to be held on 31st August 2021 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Aug 2021

Application: Research Associate - Data Science Institute (NUIG RES 147-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher (Embedded System Design and Development) - Smart Sensors Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 146-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher to join our team at the Smart Sensors Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, CURAM, and is available from September 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2023.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop an electronic embedded system for powering and communication with an implantable biosensor. The system will act as an external reader unit for a sensor-based medical device. The candidate will work as part of the team developing the medical device in this project funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. The core technical work includes the design and modelling of reader unit, development of prototypes, interfacing of biosensor with the reader unit and communication antennas, and pre-clinical validation on the bench as well as suitable animal model.

The position will require an individual with expertise in modelling and development of embedded systems, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) based system design or microcontrollers, interfacing of microcontrollers, electronic circuit design, and prototyping. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with academic, industry and clinical partners to design, develop and evaluate the efficacy of the proposed medical device.

Duties: The successful candidate shall be expected to carry out the following duties as part of his/her role:

  • Literature and IP search as required by the project
  • Design and development of the embedded system for reader device to meet the key requirements of the project.
  • Selection of materials and parts for prototype development and design validation
  • Interfacing of the reader system with communication antennas and implanted wireless biosensor.
  • Characterisation of the reader system for robustness under the operating conditions.
  • Computer modelling and bench testing for interoperability of key components of the device including biosensor, reader unit and antenna.
  • Development of the device prototypes for pre-clinical testing.
  • Procurement of equipment and consumables for the project.
  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Prepare scientific reports and research articles.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (or related discipline).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of embedded systems design and development technologies.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of FPGA and microcontrollers-based system design and interfacing.
  • Experience in electronic circuit design and modelling.
  • Evidence of expert knowledge of Verilog HDL, Xilinx ISE (or similar modelling tools), or microcontroller development tools.
  • Track record of publishing in biomedical and electrical engineering journals.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about new scientific discoveries.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Speciality (postgraduate research) in embedded systems design and development.
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of FPGAs, microprocessors and microcontrollers-based system designs.
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to technical / non-technical audiences.

Salary: €38,632.00 to €45,942.00 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from September 1st, 2021.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the smart sensors lab is available at http://smartsensors.ie/.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Mr Bilal Amin (bilal.amin@nuigalway.ie).

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Bilal Amin (bilal.amin@nuigalway.ie) by 5.00 pm, August 05th, 2021.

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 146-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday August 05th, 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held in week starting August 17th, 2021. 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 05 Aug 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (Embedded System Design & Development) (NUIG RES 146-21)

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